George W. Jordan
Submitted by
Janet Stacey

George W. Jordan was born about 1826 in Georgia (according to census records). His parents are indicated as being born in Georgia (1880 census). I have not been able to locate George before he arrived in Shelby County, Alabama on January 15, 1857 when he married Minerva Caroline (or Catherine) Harmon. Minerva was the daughter of Allen Harmon and Rebecca Lindsey.

On the 1860 Jefferson County, Alabama census (in an area that lies on the Shelby County line): G. W. Jordan (30 yrs born AL?), Catherine (25 yrs born AL), Susan (3 yrs), Catherine (4/12 yrs).

George W. Jordan is listed on the 1870 Shelby Co, AL census in the Hillsboro district as 44 yrs and born in GA. He is listed with his wife and children. Neighbors of George W. in this census include: Cornelius Jordan & family 66 yrs born GA, Elizabeth Jordan & family 50 yrs born GA, Samuel Jordan & family 34 yrs born GA. Also listed with Samuel is Thomas McBurnett 5 yrs born AL. There were several Jordan/McBurnett connections in Georgia and Alabama.

George W. Jordan is listed on the 1880 Shelby Co, AL census with his family as being 56 yrs born in GA. His parents are also listed as being born in Georgia.

On October 20, 1882 George W. Jordan received a land patent (Homestead Entry) for 120.555 acres in Shelby County, Alabama.

George and Minerva Jordan had the following children: Benjamin c1859, Georgeann c1862, John Allen c1864, Rebecca Parthena 1867 (My Great Grandmother), Susan C. c1869, James E. 1870, Charles C. 1872, and Sarah O. 1873.

George W. Jordan died in Shelby County, AL after 1882. He is buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Shelby County along with his wife Minerva ( markers are not dated).

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